Think Big - Heavy Equipment or Electric Power Generation
Tanner, AL  / Huntsville, AL  / Oxford, AL  / Alabaster, AL  / Birmingham, AL  / Montgomery, AL  / Spanish Fort, AL  / Pensacola, FL  / Dothan, AL ...View All
View Less
Posted Today
Job Description


Think BIG about your career!

Are you interested in becoming a Caterpillar Service Technician with a specialization in Heavy Equipment or Electric Power Generation?

Thompson Tractor offers scholarships for the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program which is a two-year college education program. Thompson Tractor and other dealers in the Southeast are partners with South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) to teach you how to service Caterpillar equipment using cutting-edge diagnostics, advanced technologies, and high-tech tools. The major emphasis of the ThinkBIG program is on heavy equipment engines or power generator repair theory and practical application.

ThinkBIG students rotate every 8-weeks between SGTC and the Thompson Tractor dealership for classroom instructions and hands-on training experience. After 2-years of the 8-week rotational internship you will have an Associate’s Degree in  Dealer Service Technology with a specialization in Heavy Equipment or Electric Power Generation.

Upon completion of the ThinkBIG program you could begin a successful technician career at Thompson Tractor! Your commitment to your career track may lead you to a variety of opportunities, such as a shop or field technician, to a supervisor or manager role, and beyond!

Paying for the Program

After you are enrolled into the program, Thompson covers the cost of tuition, books, lab fees and graduation fees for the full two years of the course of study. The cost of room and board, deposits as well as personal transportation will be yours to pay.


Leader - Inspires teammates to follow them
Team Player - Works well as a member of a group
Dedicated - Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Growth Opportunities - Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
Goal Completion - Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

High School or Equivalent (required)

Licenses & Certifications
Driver's License Personal (preferred)

  • Written Communication (preferred)
  • Verbal Communication (preferred)
  • Computer (preferred)
  • Mechanical (preferred)
  • Parts Identification (preferred)
  • Electrical (preferred)

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

    EEO/AA employer including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Education
    High School or Equivalent
    Required Experience
    2 to 8 years
    Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
    Indicates required fields